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Just Launched: Massey Ferguson 7600 Series High Horsepower Tractors

Massey Ferguson 7600 Series High Horespower Row Crop TractorThe all-new Massey Ferguson® 7600 Series High Horsepower Tractors for North America are designed to enhance productivity while delivering emissions “compliance without compromise” in the field. These new tractors combine many of the latest technology advancements with exceptional comfort features. The 7600 Series includes four completely new models that are powered by AGCO POWER™ diesel engines, ranging from 170 to 225 engine horsepower (140 to 180 PTO HP), with AGCO’s Generation 2 e3™ selective catalytic reduction (SCR) clean-air technology for improved emissions, minimal maintenance and exceptional fuel efficiency.

New to the 7600 Series is an OptiRide™ Plus cab suspension system. Inside the redesigned cab, a right-hand control armrest, new multi-pad control and new multifunction joystick provide easy-to-reach, fingertip control and ergonomic design that are comfortable for the operator to use.

• Four models ranging from 170 to 225 engine horsepower (140–180 PTO HP)

• Tier 4-interim emissions-compliant, fuel-efficient AGCO POWER™ diesel engines

• Choice of Dyna-6 (24-speed, partial-powershift) or Dyna-VT™ (CVT) transmissions

• Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM) coordinates engine and transmission for consistent power and improved fuel economy

• Datatronic CCD display offers greater performance; functionality to monitor and adjust tractor and implement settings

• 114-gallon-capacity diesel fuel and 11-gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tanks require fewer fills

• Modeled after highly advanced and popular 8600 Series; replaces 6400 and 7400 Series

Just Launched: Challenger MT500D Series High Horsepower Row Crop Tractors

Challenger MT500D Series High Horsepower Row Crop TractorChallenger MT500D Series tractors package unmatched quality and innovation with comfort features that help North American  producers handle the most challenging jobs with ease. The MT500D is powered by Tier 4 interim emissions-compliant AGCO POWER™ diesel engines with Generation 2 e3™ SCR clean-air technology for minimal maintenance while delivering exceptional fuel efficiency. The smooth-shifting TechStar™ continuously variable transmission (CVT) delivers true clutchless, stepless shifting, a 1200-hour service interval, and limited moving parts for a long life.

The MT500D is available with factory-installed System 150 auto-steering technology and the AGCOMMAND™ telemetry system to help improve productivity and operational efficiency of any size farming operation. Operators are sure to enjoy a redesigned cab that offers a wide-angle view and superior operator comforts.

• Four models from 170 to 225 engine horsepower (140–180 PTO HP)

• AGCO POWER 6.6L or 7.4L six-cylinder diesel engines

• Generation 2 e3 SCR clean-air technology for Tier 4 interim compliance

• TechStar CVT delivers true clutchless, stepless shifting; an AutoPower VI (partial-powershift) transmission is also available

• 114-gallon diesel fuel and 11-gallon DEF tanks for more work between fills

• Power Management delivers optimum power and improved fuel efficiency

• OptiRide™ Plus hydraulic cab suspension

• Optional factory-installed System 150 auto-steering technology and AGCOMMAND™ telemetry available

Increased Efficiency From Challenger and Massey Ferguson Tier 4 Interim Tractors

Professional producers purchasing interim Tier 4-compliant Massey Ferguson 8600 Series and Challenger MT600D Series high-horsepower row crop tractors will experience greater efficiency and lower operating costs beyond those delivered by Tier 3-compliant machines, thanks to engineering advancements featured in these 2011 models. Producers also will have access to increased horsepower as Massey Ferguson introduces the fifth model in the Series, the new MF8690 featuring 290 PTO horsepower. The popular Challenger MT600D Series also will be expanded to five models with the introduction of the MT685D at 290 PTO horsepower.Massey Ferguson 8600

“As we launch new machines with additional levels of environmental compliance, we’re striving to provide our customers with both engineering advancements and new design features that deliver added value to their operations,” says Mike Alvin, product marketing manager for high-horsepower tractors. “Our 2011 models do just that through refinements to our e3 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. These changes allow us to further improve fuel efficiency and improve diesel exhaust fluid use efficiency, meeting interim Tier 4 emissions compliance without compromising engine performance. These improvements also offer the operator some nice savings on operational costs.Challenger MT600D

“In addition, we’ve improved operator comfort and convenience through updates to the cab and the external design of these machines,” Alvin adds.

For Massey Ferguson, 2011 model numbers will not change. However, the Challenger Series designations will become MT600D. Each series will continue to offer machines with PTO horsepower ratings of 205, 225, 250 and 275.

Engineering Enhancements

  • A nearly 50 % increase in pressure within the common-rail fuel injection system to more thoroughly atomize fuel, improving diesel use and lowering overall fuel usage.
  • Addition of an industry-exclusive pivoting cooling system helps improve fuel efficiency by capturing, cooling and directing unburned fuel back into the fuel system.
  • A new DEF injection system featuring a NOx sensor measuring the exhaust before it enters the diesel exhaust catalyst. The system then injects the most appropriate rate of DEF needed to match the engine load and best oxidize the emissions being produced to reach the interim-Tier 4 95 percent NOx reduction requirement. This real-time injection process varies the DEF rate, averaging about 5 percent DEF to diesel, but lowers the overall DEF use as compared to the previous system.
  • Maintenance-free diesel oxidation catalyst designed to be in service for the lifetime of the machine.
  • The only operator-required activity is addition of DEF to the resized tank. These 2011 models feature a 167-gallon diesel tank and a 16-gallon DEF tank for a 2:1 diesel to DEF refill ratio as well as less frequent refueling to keep the machines in the field and working longer.

Cab Comfort and Operator Convenience Updates

  • More conveniently placed controls and a new CAN software customized control keyboard improving operator comfort and efficiency. The keyboard includes controls for the 3-point hitch, depth, cruise speed, hydraulic lock function as well as A and B engine presets.
  • New right-side integrated cab steps, with adjustable bottom step offer better operator access.
  • New placement and increased capacity of the diesel and DEF tanks make refills easier and less frequent while a more open-style fender option is another change for the 2011 models.

How much do you think this increase in fuel efficiency could save you in a year?